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Marine Education Center

Shaggy's Angler Camp

The Marine Education Center welcomes back Summer Camps and Teacher Workshops in June 2021! All on-site activities will follow current USM health guidelines in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.


Register beginning april 28 - Grades 6-8

Register beginning april 28 - Grades 9-12

Fish Mississippi Coast Saltwater Habitats Everyday!

Fishing, fishing, fishing and even more fishing at the week long summer camp. Young anglers fish everyday with our expert saltwater fishing educational team. Spend a week with our marine educators and learn a lifetime of saltwater fishing techniques. Participants explore fish biology and behavior and how weather, wind, moon and tides affect fishing. During the week, anglers will learn how to throw a net to catch bait and how to target speckled trout, redfish and flounder. Participants will fish a variety of saltwater habitats aboard vessels and at the islands.

Camp Handbook Grades 6-8

Camp Handbook Grades 9-12

Summer Camp Flyer

6th - 12th — $595     |    June 14 - 18

In Shaggy's Angler Camp you will:

  • Master the basics of fishing the Gulf Coast for speckled trout, redfish, flounder, white trout, and other fish.
  • Interact with GCRL scientists in the lab and on the water to learn about fish biology and behavior.
  • Learn how weather, wind, moon, and tides affect fishing.
  • Learn to recognize good spots to fish.
  • Find out how to catch your own bait.
  • Learn about conservation and fishing regulations.
  • Go fishing on GCRL and chartered vessels.
  • Learn to clean and cook your catch.


Angler Camp sessions are held on Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The fee is $595 per student.   

Online Registration - Registration for Shaggy's Angler Camp is offered only online. Paper forms are no longer used.

For more information, contact the Marine Education Center by email or call 228.818.8095.

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